Capitate Chondroblastoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Ali Izadpanah, Riyam T. Zreik, Thomas Shives, Sanjeev Kakar

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Background: Chondroblastomas are benign tumors that typically occur in the epiphysis of long bones. Carpal bone chondroblastomas are very rare and are known to have less aggressive behavior with no evidence of recurrence reported. Methods: We present a case of a recurrent chondroblastoma in the capitate that was treated with repeat curettage, application of phenol, and bone grafting. Results: At 3 years post surgery, the patient is disease free with excellent functional return. Conclusion: Chondroblastomas are rare within the carpus. We present a review of the literature detailing their occurrence and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)NP14-NP18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


  • arthrodesis
  • capitate chondroblastoma
  • recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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